West Point Cemetery

White Co, AR

All photos, directions and descriptions courtesy of Euell Johnson

Turn east off US 67/167 onto ARK 36 at Searcy, and go through Kensett. The cemetery is about 4 to 5 miles east of Kensett and about a mile west of West Point.

The Johnson's are all in a little group under a cedar tree.  That part of the cemetery is on a little knoll. I think it is level with the road.




William W. Johnson

Died January 13, 1869

Aged 59 Y'rs 5 Mo's 14 Da's

1849 Member North Mount Pleasant Masonic Lodge No. 99
1850 US Census Marshall Co, MS #224-224

Marshall Co, MS Marriages, p. 48
William Johnson & Susan D. Hail. The State of Mississippi, Marshall County. To any minister of the Gospel, Judge of the State of Mississippi, or Judge Justice or another Officer of Marshall County authority to celebrate marriage Greeting - You are hereby authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony between William Johnson and Susan D. Hail, a certificate of the solemnization, thereof you will transmit herewith to the Clerk of the Probate Court of said County, within six months from the date hereof. Witness: Gordentia Waite, Clerk of said Court and the seal thereof, the 24th day of September A. D. 1841. Gordentia Waite, Clerk.  Marshall Co, MS Marriages, p. 49 - In virtue of the above the rites of matrimony between William Johnson and Susan D. Hail were duly celebrated by me on the 30th day of September 1841. W. L. McAlister, M.G.

Wm Johnson from W W Hale, Nov 23, 1865/December 28, 1865 K-460
Wm Johnson from Nancy L & Roger H Poe July 9 1866 July 10 1866 L-269
Wm Johnson from George Hale December 29 1865 Dec 6 1866 Sec 36 T7 R5 L-366
Wm Johnson from J C Gee and wife, Dec 26 1866 Jan 7 1867 L-409
Wm Johnson from Wm C West Adm Jan 16 1867 Mar 11 1867 S3 T6 R6 J158
Wm Johnson from T B Mosely Jan 5 1866 Mar 11 1867 J161

Last Will and Testament of William Johnson
In the name of God Amen, I William Johnston near West Point in the county of White and State of Arkansas being of sound mind and memory and considering of this frail and transitory life. Do therefore make ordain and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament. That is to say I appoint my beloved wife Susan D Johnson and Macklin B. Johnson my second son to be my lawful representatives after the said Macklin B. Johnson shall become of age. First of all. My just debts to be paid. Second, my homestead plantation with (80) eighty acres of land lying and being situated West of West Point to remain in the hands of my representatives above named until my last child becomes of age. The remaining part of my Estate in the County of White to be sold whenever my representatives consider it best for the interests of my Estate. With all other Real Estate which may fall in my Estate, my unsettled business in Mississippi to be settled up as soon as the law will admit and parties due in the County of White not to be distressed only to secure debts as may be necessary for the sustenance of my family and to be paid in as my representatives may call for it, all moneys falling into the hands of my representatives to be paid out at interest, and my children as they become of age. All assistance granted these without inquiry to the Estate. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 9th day of June in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Eight. Witness: Chas. Bell, J. W. Arnold.

The above written instrument was subscribed by William Johnson in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time published and declared the above instrument so subscribed to be his last Will and Testament and we at the Testators request and in his presence have signed our names as witnesses hereto and written opposite our names as witness hereto our respective places of Residence. Chas. Bell, West Point, Ark. Jno. W. Arnold, West Point, Ark.

State of Arkansas, County of White. On this day comes Mrs. Susan D. Johnson and Maclin B. Johnson as Executors of the last will and Testament of William Johnson, deceased, late of White County, Arkansas, who departed this life on about the 13th day of January AD 1869 and presents the same here in open court. In vacation for probate, and also comes Chas Bell and J. W. Arnold, the two attesting witnesses thereto and made oath as follows: That they saw said Testator subscribe said will and Testament at the time thereof and in the presence of each thereof, and that said Testator aforesaid, did declare that said instrument so by him subscribed was hi Will and Testament, and that this said Chas Bell and J W Arnold the two subscribing witnesses thereto, did sign their names each as witnesses thereto in presence of and at the request of said Testator at the time. To all of which we the undersigned subscribing witnesses do solemly swear, so help us God. Charles Bell, West Point, AR, Jno W. Arnold, West Point, Ark.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of January AD 1869. John A. Cole, County Clerk



Thomas W. Johnson

1863 - 1898

Thomas W. Johnson was the youngest son of William W. Johnson and his wife Susan D. Hail.  He was born in Marshall Co, MS.  He married Henrie B. Bass 1885 in White Co, AR.

1890 White Co, AR Tax Rolls, Red River Township, School Dist. 12



Maclin B. Hale

Husband of Sue T. Hale

Born December 23, 1830

Died May 13, 1878

Maclin B. Hale was a son of William W. Hail and his wife Nancy W. Bass.  He married Susan T.

1870 White Co, AR Census
Will written 24 July, 1871
Estate probated 12 July 1878, White Co, AR Probate Book p. 228



Susie Bet

Daughter of MB & SE Johnson

Born December 7, 1883

Died March 31 1893

Susie Bet Johnson was a daughter of Maclin Bass Johnson and his wife Sarah Eason Jones.



William F. Johnson

Born February 21, 1872

Died April 18, 1872

Hal Bennett Johnson

Born July 27, 1886

Died July 3, 1888

William F. & Hal Bennett Johnson were sons of Maclin Bass Johnson and his wife Sarah Eason Jones.




Daughter of

Wm W. & Susan D. Johnson

Born May 15, 1866

Died September 24, 1867

Sallie Johnson was a daughter of William W. Johnson and his wife Susan D. Hail.

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